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20 December 13
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llbwwb:

American Kestrel by Ron Dudley 

Any of you guys ever read Lloyd Alexander’s “Westmark” trilogy
When you think of Theo’s humanity and innocence stripped away to reveal his bestial core, think only of this

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llbwwb:

American Kestrel by Ron Dudley 

Any of you guys ever read Lloyd Alexander’s “Westmark” trilogy

When you think of Theo’s humanity and innocence stripped away to reveal his bestial core, think only of this

Reblogged: dupondius

7 December 13
bookmania:

Any Amount of Books on Charing Cross Road, London in a street committed to ­bookselling, this shop stands out for its rapid turnover, eclectic stock and reasonable prices. Outside, there are £1 paperbacks and the basement is given over to ­bargains. Curiosities are paraded in the window display, which alters daily, and the main shop floor is a general mix of literature and non-fiction. For £10-£15 you can buy tooled leather bindings to give your living room that stately home library ambience. A different stock is available in an online catalogue. 56 Charing Cross Road, London (Anna Tims)

bookmania:

Any Amount of Books on Charing Cross Road, London in a street committed to ­bookselling, this shop stands out for its rapid turnover, eclectic stock and reasonable prices. Outside, there are £1 paperbacks and the basement is given over to ­bargains. Curiosities are paraded in the window display, which alters daily, and the main shop floor is a general mix of literature and non-fiction. For £10-£15 you can buy tooled leather bindings to give your living room that stately home library ambience. A different stock is available in an online catalogue. 56 Charing Cross Road, London (Anna Tims)

Reblogged: cleolinda

23 November 13
hellotailor:

intelligencehavingfun:

Good philosophy as far as I’m concerned.

why you should be checking out big bang press this winter, obvs.

hellotailor:

intelligencehavingfun:

Good philosophy as far as I’m concerned.

why you should be checking out big bang press this winter, obvs.

(Source: ursuriarte)

Reblogged: hellotailor

6 November 13
Well,” said Nightingale, “we’re not getting any younger.
Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch
3 November 13

books0977:

[Top] A Moral Homily. [Bottom] A Tale of Romance. John Opie (British, 1761-1807). Oil on canvas.

In the first, the governess is reading moral homilies to her charges in the hope of educating them. The older girls are in varying degrees of falling asleep while the younger children entertain each other by playing cat’s cradle.

The second painting depicts the delight that the ensemble takes in listening to a tale of romance. They are all engaged and smiling and hanging onto every word from the reader.

Reblogged: roselerner

Tags: art books kitty!
31 October 13

malindalo:

From Laura Miller’s essay on "The twisted mind of ‘Ender’s Game’" in Salon:

"Stories aren’t arguments, although they can contain them. If what you want to do is make a point — about traumatized soldiers or genocide or the principle of the double effect — it’s really far more effective to simply do so directly, in an essay or, if you’re feeling industrious, some actual reporting. A story’s job, on the other hand, is to take us through an emotional experience, and the experience has to be an end in itself, even if it also leaves us with some ideas to chew on.

"If you want to find the true subject of any story, look at where its emotional charge resides. This is often, underneath an otherwise conventional surface, a crazy, self-contradictory fantasy — the classic case in point being romance novels, in which devastatingly handsome, arrogant, womanizing alpha males suddenly undergo a complete personality reversal upon meeting the Right Woman and become devoted monogamous homebodies. The heart of any work of fiction, and especially of popular fiction, is a knot of dreams and desires that don’t always make sense or add up…"

Reblogged: malindalo

Tags: books writing
Posted: 6:47 PM

Anonymous asked: Word to the wise: the Chicago Manual of Style's cover is a bit plain. . . .

googlyeyebooks:

It is indeed! I hope this somewhat improves it:

image

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Tags: books
21 October 13
Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Romance Novel Cover

(Source: samheughan)

Reblogged: hellotailor

Tags: gif books
20 September 13
You should date a girl who reads.
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. So many books that she doesn’t have any clothes. She doesn’t own any dishes and eats her ramen off of vintage Hemingway novels. Date a girl who literally spends all her money on books and doesn’t live in a house and builds her house out of John Green novels and then uses her book’s shredded pages to brew tea because girls who drink tea are vastly superior to girls who do not. Date a girl who loves books. Date a girl that masturbates with book spines, whose high school yearbook quote was “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.” Date a girl who reads.
— Abraham Lincoln (via lil-bruja)

(Source: fullmetalfisting)

Reblogged: killerville

15 September 13

(Source: stephisanerd)

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Posted: 11:04 AM

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9 September 13

googlyeyebooks:

"People are googly eyes,’ she said. ‘They don’t really touch. However close they are, they’re really quite separate. Even if they’ve been married for fifty years."

Reblogged: googlyeyebooks

8 September 13

The Secret Journal of Beatrice Hassi Barahal: Print Version On Sale Now

kateelliottsff:

smaller Bee

 The Secret Journal of Beatrice Hassi Barahal is finally and at long last ready to order in its PRINT version.

I appreciate your patience as this has been a micro-press venture and has taken quite a while to move through all the steps. While the people I worked with have experience in these matters, this is the first micro-press project I have ever attempted and I could not have done it without the able assistance (and patience) of Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein and Melanie Ujimori, the founders and publishers of Crab Tank Ink (although technically Crab Tank is not publishing the chapbook; the publisher of record is the Press of the Shiny Ideas Clutch, while Crab Tank is acting as the distributor).

Huge thanks to Julie Dillon for her magnificent artwork. For those interested in such details, I commissioned and paid for the art ahead of time. I’m thrilled she took on the project despite a rather daunting deadline.

This is the link to the order site at Crab Tank Ink.

Crab Tank is taking both domestic USA and International orders.

Free to signal boost if you feel so inclined!

EBOOK: A DRM-free pdf version is under construction and will be available in about two weeks (it has to be pdf because the illustrations are specific to the page). For the moment  it will not be available on any of the usual ebook platforms, only at Crab Tank.

!!!

Reblogged: kateelliottsff

3 September 13
kateelliottsff:

malindalo:

Out today: Natural Selection, an ebook-only companion novella to Adaptation and Inheritance, starring Amber Gray!
Only $1.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Google Play, and Kobo.

Whoa! WHAT IS THIS?  *heads over to my nearest e-book venue*

kateelliottsff:

malindalo:

Out today: Natural Selection, an ebook-only companion novella to Adaptation and Inheritance, starring Amber Gray!

Only $1.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Google Play, and Kobo.

Whoa! WHAT IS THIS?  *heads over to my nearest e-book venue*

Reblogged: kateelliottsff

22 August 13
stars-collected:

linzeestyle:

madderthanaboxoffrogs:

angelofthanatos:

dancinwithabottle:

nothingeverlost:

Every time I see this I think to myself “You defaced a book? Hell no I’m not marrying you.”

Yeah, I feel that way too. Glad I’m not the only one. Though I really like those flowers I’ve seen made from books. I’m torn over those…

He could have gotten a blank box for a couple of dollars, photocopied the first page of the chapter, pasted it to the inside of the box, made the box look just like the book; without defacing the book.

#PRINTED BOOKS ARE NOT SACRED   #THERE ARE MILLIONS OF THEM   #I HAVE A LOT OF FEELS   #ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WORSHIP THE PHYSICAL FORM OF BOOKS   #AND NOT THE WORDS INSIDE   #THE WORDS ARE THE IMPORTANT BIT   #AND USING A BOOK FOR SOMETHING SWEET LIKE THIS ISN’T DEFACEMENT OF PROPERTY IF THE PERSON OWNS THE BOOK. BOOKS ARE UBIQUITOUS   #AND HAVING WORKED IN A USED BOOKSTORE A LOT OF THEM GET TRASHED   #AND NOT JUST CRAPPY BOOKS   #GOOD ONES LIKE THIS ONE   #I WOULD RATHER SOMEONE USE THIS FOR SOMETHING MEMORABLE LIKE THIS THAN GET TRASHED   #DON’T JUDGE PEOPLE WHO TRY TO MAKE PRETTY THINGS WITH BOOKS   #BOOKS CAN BE REPLACED AND ARE NOT INHERENTLY SACRED  (via andrastesgrace)

THANK YOU.  Books are not sacred, and mass market trade books like this are literally a dime a dozen.  Obsessing over books as an object entirely misses the point of why books have value.  Fetishizing books as physical objects seems very contrary to the idea of increasing readership among the general population, particularly given how often it comes alongside derision for digital texts as somehow sullying, degrading or otherwise “ruining” literature.  A book is not an object.  book is a vessel for a story.  Why the hell does the packaging matter?

i think what creeps me out more is the idea of marriage as an unbreakable magical contract that literally murders you if you violate it

stars-collected:

linzeestyle:

madderthanaboxoffrogs:

angelofthanatos:

dancinwithabottle:

nothingeverlost:

Every time I see this I think to myself “You defaced a book? Hell no I’m not marrying you.”

Yeah, I feel that way too. Glad I’m not the only one. Though I really like those flowers I’ve seen made from books. I’m torn over those…

He could have gotten a blank box for a couple of dollars, photocopied the first page of the chapter, pasted it to the inside of the box, made the box look just like the book; without defacing the book.

#PRINTED BOOKS ARE NOT SACRED   #THERE ARE MILLIONS OF THEM   #I HAVE A LOT OF FEELS   #ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WORSHIP THE PHYSICAL FORM OF BOOKS   #AND NOT THE WORDS INSIDE   #THE WORDS ARE THE IMPORTANT BIT   #AND USING A BOOK FOR SOMETHING SWEET LIKE THIS ISN’T DEFACEMENT OF PROPERTY IF THE PERSON OWNS THE BOOK. BOOKS ARE UBIQUITOUS   #AND HAVING WORKED IN A USED BOOKSTORE A LOT OF THEM GET TRASHED   #AND NOT JUST CRAPPY BOOKS   #GOOD ONES LIKE THIS ONE   #I WOULD RATHER SOMEONE USE THIS FOR SOMETHING MEMORABLE LIKE THIS THAN GET TRASHED   #DON’T JUDGE PEOPLE WHO TRY TO MAKE PRETTY THINGS WITH BOOKS   #BOOKS CAN BE REPLACED AND ARE NOT INHERENTLY SACRED  (via andrastesgrace)

THANK YOU.  Books are not sacred, and mass market trade books like this are literally a dime a dozen.  Obsessing over books as an object entirely misses the point of why books have value.  Fetishizing books as physical objects seems very contrary to the idea of increasing readership among the general population, particularly given how often it comes alongside derision for digital texts as somehow sullying, degrading or otherwise “ruining” literature.  A book is not an object.  book is a vessel for a story.  Why the hell does the packaging matter?

i think what creeps me out more is the idea of marriage as an unbreakable magical contract that literally murders you if you violate it

(Source: radicallyfuckinggnarly)

Reblogged: ladysisyphus

Tags: agreed books
Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh